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Introducing Solarball

April 14, 2011 10:21 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

A new hamster-ball-style technology uses the sun to turn dirty water into drinkable water. 

Ford Expands Recall of F-150 Pickup to Nearly 1.2M

April 14, 2011 10:04 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Under pressure from government safety regulators, Ford Motor is expanding a recall of the popular F-150 pickup truck to include nearly 1.2 million vehicles that may have defective air bags.

Hydrogen buildup caused fatal NC power plant blast

April 14, 2011 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Progress Energy Inc. says a buildup of hydrogen caused an explosion that killed a 24-year-old worker at a coal-fired power plant near Wilmington.Control technician Cory Rogers died in the blast March 15 at the L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant as he performed maintenance on one of the plant's...


Re-Kindling Your Passion

April 14, 2011 9:07 am | by Joel Hans, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

I’ve always been a diehard fan of the printed page, whether it’s a hardback novel or the glossy pages of a magazine. That passion is a large part of why I’m in the publishing business now.

Shell resumes operation in a Nigerian oilfield

April 14, 2011 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell Plc.'s Nigerian subsidiary says it has resumed operation in a 200,000 barrel-per-day oil field in Africa's top oil producer.Shell's Nigeria-based spokesman told The Associated Press Thursday that it would "ramp up production over the coming weeks" in its Bonga deep-water oil...

Raytheon wins $68.6 million Army contract

April 14, 2011 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Raytheon Co. won a $68.6 million contract to deliver night-vision weapon sights to the U.S. Army.The defense contractor said Thursday it has already delivered more than 26,500 night vision sights that use thermal imaging technology, and the current contract will boost that number to...

IBM completes purchase of Tririga

April 14, 2011 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Thursday that it finalized its acquisition of privately held facility and real estate management software company Tririga Inc.IBM said on March 22 that it agreed to buy the Las Vegas-based company. IBM hopes Tririga will beef up its smarter buildings initiatives, which use...

Online Solution Center from Thomson

April 14, 2011 8:26 am | by Thomson | News | Comments

The interactive knowledgebase enables machine builders and end-users to quickly and easily find answers to their motion control questions.


Master Bond's One-Component Epoxy offers Best-of-Class Bond Strength

April 14, 2011 8:19 am | by Master Bond | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond's one-component epoxy-based sealant and coating features an exceptionally wide service temperature range of 4 K to 350 °F, and it creates strong, tough bonds across that entire range.

Rapid Prototyping Improves Fuel Efficiency

April 14, 2011 8:06 am | by 3-Dimensional Services | News | Comments

In their pursuit of improved fuel efficiency , automakers and major auto suppliers are increasingly turning to tech savvy partners to help them turn innovative ideas into reality.


Quick Installation with Phoenix Contact’s Mini Plug Connectors

April 14, 2011 8:04 am | by Phoenix Contact | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s two new mini plug connectors reduce connection time and allow for true surface-mount processing.

Linear Technology’s 60 V Boost Controller

April 14, 2011 7:55 am | by Linear Technology | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the H-grade version of the LTC3872, a small footprint 550 kHz fixed frequency step-up DC/DC controller that is specified over a -40° to150°C junction temperature range.

Vishay Intertechnology Releases Three New Single and Dual 2 A, Slew-Rate-Controlled Load Switches in the Compact TDFN4, SC70-6, and TDFN8 Packages

April 14, 2011 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released three new single and dual 2 A load switches designed for 1.1 V to 5.5 V operation. Offering low switch on-resistance at 1.2 V for increased efficiency, the SiP32411, SiP32413, and SiP32414 feature a controlled soft turn-on slew rate...

Former Merck CEO saw 65 pct 2010 compensation hike

April 14, 2011 7:50 am | by TOM MURPHY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Recently retired Merck & Co. CEO Richard Clark saw a 65 percent increase in total compensation last year compared with 2009, when stock price fluctuations reduced stock and option awards given to the drugmaker's top executives.Clark, 64, received a compensation package valued at $17.9 million,...

MN Rubber PEEK for Chemical Processing

April 14, 2011 7:27 am | by Minnesota Rubber and Plastics | Minnesota Rubber And Qmr Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

Seals, pump components, and compressor plates molded of PEEK by Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MR&P)  for chemical processing applications feature high fatigue and chemical resistance.


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